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Parks and Recreation

Get Involved with The Parthenon

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Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Parthenon.

There are several ways you can support the Parthenon's mission. The first is by joining the Friend's group of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. Due to the generous financial support of members, the Parthenon is able to present a wide array of exhibitions and related educational programs. Please visit the Conservancy's website and get involved.

Becoming a Parthenon docent is another way to support the Parthenon's mission to educate its visitors. Now in its third decade, the Parthenon docent program trains individuals to serve as ambassadors promoting awareness and providing education about the Parthenon.


Make an impact by joining, donating, or making a gift. Your support provides powerful experiences to people of all ages and preserves this unique museum and beautiful park!

Citizen (Senior & Students: $25 / Individuals: $35 / Family: $50)

  • Free museum admission for yourself and a guest during regular business hours for one year
  • Free receptions, symposia, and exhibit openings
  • 10%-discount in the gift shop
  • A subscription to our quarterly newsletter.

Hero ($125 - $749)

  • Free museum admission for family and two guests during regular business hours
  • Free admission to all our programming
  • 20% discount in the gift shop
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter
  • A copy of our catalogue, The Parthenon

Champion ($750 - $1,499)

  • All benefits detailed above
  • Free museum admission for family and four guests to all member events and a guided behind-the-scenes tour (tours available for your guests with advance notice)
  • Complimentary use of The Parthenon and/or Centennial Park for professional portrait sitting (must be arranged in advance)

Nike ($1,500 - $3,499)

  • All benefits detailed above
  • One annual day-time use of The Parthenon Museum on a Sunday or Monday for up to 250 people (includes 6 hours of Parthenon staff time). NOTE: The Parthenon is not open for Nike events on Sundays from April through September.

Olympian ($3,500 and above)

  • All benefits detailed above
  • A one-time private use of the entire Parthenon Museum after business hours

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Docents and Internships

Parthenon Docent Program

The mission of the Parthenon Docents is to serve as ambassadors promoting awareness of and providing education about the Parthenon.

Docents play a vital role in offering quality programming to our visitors. They are teachers, guides, givers of directions, and public relations experts. The program, which started in September 1998, is now in its third decade. Docents are asked to work four–eight hours a month at the Parthenon and commit to one year in various volunteer duties.

A new docent class begins September 29, 2018.

To obtain further information and participate in this fascinating program contact the Parthenon at or call 615-862-8431.

Parthenon Internships

The Parthenon Museum offers unpaid internships to advance the educational goals of students and the overall mission of the museum. Internships are offered in areas of collections care, curatorial research, development, educational programming, event planning and library. The schedule and the number of hours are developed according to the student’s class schedule.

Interested candidates should send their requests to An internship application is also available.

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